Marin librarians celebrate revisions to Patriot Act; user data safer now

from the Marin Independent Journal

“Librarians in Marin County and around the country this week lauded Congress’s passage of the USA Freedom Act, which will amend the USA Patriot Act and place new limits on government’s ability to obtain information about library users. Sarah Houghton, San Rafael Public Library director, said ‘the intellectual freedom to read, listen to and watch what you like without Big Brother looking over your shoulder’ is something that librarians prize highly.”